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News from Progress Michigan 

July 1, 2015

Contact: Sam Inglot,

Bill Schuette Should Speak Out about Midland County District Court; Defend Law of the Land

Courts decision to halt marriages a clear slap at Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality decision

LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan is calling on Attorney General Bill Schuette to use his influence as Michigan’s top law enforcement official to speak out in opposition to Judge Michael Carpenter’s decision to halt all marriages in light of the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision.

“Judge Carpenter’s decision to halt all marriages after the Supreme Court’s ruling is clearly an attempt to defy marriage equality, which is an affront to our democratic institutions and is another attempt to discriminate against the LGBT community,”said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan.“Attorney General Schuette should use his influence as Attorney General and as a resident of Midland County to speak out against this action by a rogue local court. Schuette explained his use of taxpayer dollars to defend Michigan’s ban on marriage equality by stating he believes in defending the law of the land. If that is even remotely true, he should speak out against this attempt to circumvent a monumental Supreme Court case immediately.”


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